Gallery: Historic Budapest Warehouses Renovated with a Whale-Shaped Gla...

The Central European Time (CET) Building is an amalgamation of two warehouses joined by a large whale-shaped glass atrium in Budapest. Designed by ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd] of Rotterdam, the multi-functional hall now provides space for events, restaurants, bars and design shops. Not only does the project provide needed commercial and event space in the area, but it also will provide more public space along the river, establishing a visual connection between between Buda and Pest. BIM was used to design the glass atrium, which is carefully shaded to prevent overheating while still allowing a flood of daylight.

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  1. earthworm August 21, 2012 at 8:49 am

    It’s funny why I know this building. A design graphic of it was used as the cover art for Autodesk Revit 2010. Ha. At least it’s good to know that Autodesk is using real building projects for it’s cover art. Turned out pretty great in real life too! Here’s a link to see the graphic…

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